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CNN’s Jake Tapper Blasts Hollywood, Businesses Who Profit from Communist Oppression

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CNN’s Jake Tapper Blasts Hollywood, Businesses Who Profit from Communist Oppression

By Movieguide® Staff

CNN reporter Jake Tapper recently blasted Hollywood and other American businesses who profit off China’s government but refuse to address the alleged “genocide and crimes against humanity” by the Chinese Communist Party. 

Tapper’s monologue came after a recent decision by the Women’s Tennis Association who took “serious steps to protest brutality” from the CCP directed at their citizens. 

“The WTA not only spoke out against this injustice, it decided to suspend all tournaments in China because of its treatment of Peng Shuai,” Tapper said, noting the country’s mistreatment of their star tennis player.

“The allegations against the Chinese government go far beyond its treatment of Shuai,” Tapper continued. “This year, both the Trump and Biden Administrations have asserted that China is committing, quote ‘genocide and crimes against humanity.'”

Tapper said that American businesses profit from the mistreatment and blatant oppression of minority groups working under the communist regime. 

“Of course, Apple and Nike publicly claim to decry slave labor, but, to be clear, the behavior we are seeing from U.S. corporations is not about a company surviving,” Tapper noted. “It’s about discontent with just hundreds of millions of dollars, desiring instead billions of dollars. And those riches, they create blinders.”

Both Disney and Nike have come under fire for their lack of action against injustices in China.  

Turkish NBA star Enes Kanter, who recently became a U.S. citizen, spoke out against NBA-partnered Nike for turning a blind eye on the Uyghurs in China. 

“I am proud to be an American. Greatest nation in the world. The Land of the free, and home of the brave,” he wrote. 

Movieguide® previously reported

Kanter is currently banned from returning to his home country of Turkey for negative comments aimed at the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

However, Kanter’s most recent comments were directed at Nike. In his video, Kanter called out the sports apparel and shoe company for their silence about slave labor and other injustices in China.

Although Kanter started by commending the brand for addressing injustice in the U.S., he called the company out for its hypocrisy concerning China.

“When it comes to China, Nike remains silent,” Kanter said. “You do not address police brutality in China. … You do not say a word about the oppression of minorities in China.”

“You are scared to speak up,” Kanter added. “Who makes your shoes in China? Do you even know? There are so many forced labor factories in China. For instance, Uyghur forced labor.

“Nike claims they do not allow any forced labor in their supply chains, yet they don’t have the receipts to prove it.”